Celebs | February 13, 2018
Celebrities are used to getting what they want, when they want it. Sometimes, they can be so specific about what they want, they end up having some pretty strange riders. A rider is a set of requests or demands that a performer sets as criteria for a performance. These celebs are known for having a long rider filled with unusual requests.
1. Since Beyonce has a contract with Pepsi, she cannot be seen or photographed with any Coca-Cola product. In addition to Pepsi products, Beyonce requires steamed broccoli, green beans, spinach, and a baked chicken that should be, in her words, “HEAVILY SEASONED!!” with “fresh garlic, season salt, black pepper, and Cayenne pepper”. It is also mentioned on her rider that she must have rose scented candles, a CD player, lemon wedges, and tea served ONLY in a brand new teapot.
2.We know that nobody likes to be reminded of their ex, but Justin Bieber takes it a little too far with his requests on his rider. It is reported that he banned all of his ex-girlfriend’s music from being played anywhere near his dressing room. Justin also requests ten luxury sedans, two buses, a private jet on standby, a helicopter to fly him into the stadium, a jacuzzi, a special Indian Yoga Casket, a personal masseuse, and exactly 12 white handkerchiefs. (For what, we’re unsure of).
3.Taylor Swift, in comparison to other celebs has a more reasonable request. She demands Starbucks iced caramel lattes, pumpkin loafs, a bag of Kraft shredded cheddar cheese, Kraft macaroni and cheese, Twizzlers, a case of corona, strawberry Pop Tarts, Smart water, a bag of edamame, Triscuits, two pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and a single avocado. Recently it was reported that according to a new contract, she is allowed to destroy the equipment of a paparazzi if they bother her.
4.Kanye West has a very specific rider, and it goes as follows. He requests a Genelecs 1031a speaker, which is difficult to obtain seeing as it was discontinued 10 years ago. He also requests that his drivers wear clothes made from 100 percent cotton only. He also forbids Coke products from being present.It is also important for Kanye that any vase in his room be cylindrical, and all of his towels must be black Versace towels.
5.Jay Z as it turns out, is just as much a diva as his wife is. He requests Coca-Cola products along with Red Bull, Fiji Water, Vitamin water, and hot tea. It is reported that he needs a total of seven dressing rooms that have to have a temperature of 72 degrees exactly. There must also be a love seat, a large coach with two end tables that MUST match. His strangest request? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich that must be of “high quality”. Although, we’re not really sure what that means. I guess Jay Z demands quality in every part of his life INCLUDING PB&J.